The number of people living in America who require medical treatment for burns is probably higher than most would think. The simple truth is that personal injury suffered due to burns is a fairly common occurrence. Arizona residents are, unfortunately, not immune to this type of injury.
According to the American Burn Association, well over 400,000 people across the country required care for burn injuries during calendar year 2013. This number was determined primarily by the number of people seen in emergency rooms for this purpose. However, not all of those seen in a medical setting required hospitalization or treatment in burn centers. It has been reported that approximately 40,000 people needed such care.
The survival rate associated with burn injuries is believed to be pretty high, at almost 97 percent. Sadly, though, there are those whose injuries are too severe to overcome. Again, in 2013, the number of deaths linked to burn and/or other fire-related injuries is believed to have totalled 3,400.
When looking at burn injury statistics, the majority of these incidents appear to occur in the home. There are those, though, who are injured or killed on-the-job, in automobile accidents, during recreational activities or in various other places. Regardless of where this type of injury occurs, if negligent behavior is believed to have contributed to the damages suffered, it may be possible to utilize legal remedies in order to seek relief. In many circumstances, personal injury and/or wrongful death claims may be filed against the individual or party deemed responsible. If such claims are litigated successfully in an Arizona civil court, a monetary judgment may be granted as compensation for any losses encountered.
Source: ameriburn.org, "Burn Incidence and Treatment in the United States: 2013 Fact Sheet", Accessed on April 24, 2015